The Wings losing streak continues by in part to a few questionable calls from the officials that led to two early power play goals by the Capitals in a 5-3 loss.
Nicklas Kronwall was called for high-sticking when the puck hit Alex Ovechkin in the face, not a stick. But the call was made anyway and 45 seconds later Ovechkin himself gave the Caps a 1-0 lead.
Later in the first in a pileup in front of the Washington net, Tomas Holmstrom was called for an interference penalty that negated a goal. With 13 seconds remaining on the penalty, Ovechkin struck again and gave the Caps a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
This was the fourth-straight game the Wings had trailed after the first period of play and all four resulted in losses.
Kyle Quincy was able to get a power play goal of his own in the second to bring the score to 3-1, but Keith Aucoin scored his third of the season 2:36 left in the period to regain the three goal lead at 4-1.
Todd Bertuzzi scored 36 seconds into the third and Dan Cleary got another just passed the halfway point of the third to make it a 4-3 game. unfortunately that was as close as the Wings would get as Braden Holtby was able to make the lead stand up and Jason Chimera added an empty netter with 21 seconds remaining to make it a 5-3 final.